Local Area – Holidays In Rock

A holiday in Rock is the perfect choice whether you’re looking for a relaxing stay, or fancy adventuring, where there are endless fun activities and beautiful sites to see and explore.

While Cornwall is famous for its raw majestic beauty, there are still some relatively undiscovered little gems, such as Porthilly, on the Camel Estuary. This idyllic holiday park is conveniently located only a few minutes’ walk from Porthilly beach, on the edge of a small, peaceful and unspoilt park, which makes the perfect base for couples and families looking to explore North Cornwall.

Across the estuary from Porthilly and Rock is the harbour town of Padstow, a mecca for all things foodie, offering a versatile choice from fine dining to fish and chips on the quay. Hop on the foot ferry at Rock to explore this vibrant fishing town, or walk out to Stepper Point with its panoramic sea views of the estuary and Atlantic Ocean.

Beaches

Beaches

Guests have the luxury of being less than a 3 minute walk to one of Cornwall’s finest beaches when on their holiday in Rock. Porthilly is just a stone’s throw from Rock and all the activities that the Camel estuary has to offer. Rock is renowned as one of the major water-sport centres in Cornwall – sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, canoeing and rowing are all activities which can be carried out in the relatively calm waters of the estuary.

If you fancy keeping your feet on solid ground, walk onto the coastal path which leads around the golden sand dunes to Daymer Bay, Polzeath, Pentire Point and beyond.

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Porthilly Beach

Porthilly Beach

3 minute walk.

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Rock Beach

Rock Beach

5-minute drive.

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Daymer Bay

Daymer Bay

8-minute drive.

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Polzeath Beach

Polzeath Beach

9-minute drive.

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St Enodoc Golf Club

St Enodoc Golf Club

4-minute drive.

Just down the road from us at Porthilly you will find St Enodoc Golf Club. The golf course has excellent views overlooking the Camel Estuary and Padstow. Home to the world’s finest of golf courses, it really is a keen golf players dream.

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Padstow

Padstow

Padstow is a small fishing village that holds so much to see and do. We recommend taking the water taxi from Rock over to Padstow and exploring for yourself! Fine dining, takeaways, ice cream, crazy golf, The Camel Trail, and more!

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Port Isaac

Port Isaac

One of Cornwall's most popular holiday destinations. It is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and perfect for coastal walks. You may recognise it from your TV as Port Issac is the famous set for Doc Martin, Poldark, and more!

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Places To Eat

Some of the best Cornish restaurants are located in Rock and Padstow, which we definitely recommend trying. Read below our top recommendations.

Other equally delicious places to eat out include The Dining Room, Cherry Trees Coffee House, The Pityme Inn, and Caffe Rojano.

The Mariners Public House by Paul Ainsworth

The Mariners Public House by Paul Ainsworth

Overlooking Cornwall’s Camel Estuary, The Mariners is open 7 days a week offering an all-day menu.

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The Blue Tomato

The Blue Tomato

More than just a cafe, they produce vibrant, beautiful, tasty dishes from burgers and sandwiches to salads, pasta and daily specials.

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The Rock Inn

The Rock Inn

At The Rock Inn you can sit on the balcony and look out over the estuary!



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St Enodoc Hotel and Restaurant

St Enodoc Hotel and Restaurant

Overlooking the Camel Estuary the Brasserie is the perfect place to enjoy great food and service in a relaxed environment.

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Take To The Ocean

Wavehunters

If you fancy exploring the beauty of the sea you will love Wavehunters. Take a private boat trip around the Cornish waters or maybe you want to try something new, then a surf or stand up paddle board lesson could be for you!

Get the full Cornish experience and check out Wavehunters, they really do know North Cornwall better than anyone else.

You can find Wavehunters at Rock, Polzeath, Port Issac, Padstow, and Watergate Bay.

Wavehunters also offer:
• Fitness and yoga classes on the beach with an experience instructor. Private sessions are also available.
• Hire and delivery - hire a wide range of surf equipment or get it delivered to your door.
• Stand up paddle board lessons
• Water Taxi - Please see more below.

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Sea Safari Trips

Get exhilarated and have your tour guide take you to all the best spots and hidden coves to learn all about the Cornish wildlife, spot dolphins and other sea creatures in their natural habitat.

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Surf Lessons

Wavehunters teach surfing to all abilities. Whether you're a complete beginner or looking to take your skills to the next level, Wavehunters is for you! There's no better place than in Cornwall to try out surfing.

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 Rock <> Padstow Water Taxi

Rock <> Padstow Water Taxi

We highly recommend you taking the water taxi from Rock (just down the road from Porthilly) over to the famous fishing village of Padstow.

This will save you 45 minutes compared to if you drove, and you can take in the beautiful views of the estuary. Crossings every 10-15 mins.

There are so many things to do in Rock, Cornwall

Padstow Sea Life Safaris

This is an unforgettable experience for everyone. There are a number of different safari boat trips you to choose from Sea Life, Seal, The Explorers, Camel Estuary Tour and Skippered Wildcard where you can be taken wherever you would like to go.

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Giant Slip and Slide

Giant Slip and Slide

Cornwall’s first ever giant slip and slide! Slide down the 360ft long slide on an inflatable hoop, ring and super fast bodyboards. It really is fun for all!

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The Eden Project

Rediscover The Natural World - Explore the Mediterranean and rainforest biomes and immerse yourself in the different climates, it is definitely worth the 47 minute car ride.

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Cornish Coasteering

Cornish Coasteering

Your guides will take you on an adventure as you safely swim, climb and jump your way along the cliffs. You will get to experience the Cornish coast from a whole new perspective.

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Camel Ski School

Camel Ski School

Learn how to waterski, wakeboard, paddleboard, take an inflatable ride, and much more at the UK's largest waterski centre!

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Local Shops

Click the link below that will take you to 'Our Park Page' where you can view the local SPAR, bakery, fishmongers, butchers, supermarkets, newsagents and fuel stations.

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Lovely chalet/lodge in beautiful quiet location. Right next to Porthilly cove; you can walk across to Rock beach quite easily. Rock beach is one of the best beaches we have been to and isn’t over touristy at all. Plenty of space for everyone to keep distanced, particularly when the tide is down. Accommodation was very modern and comfortable and was perfect for our 1-week family getaway. We had great instructions and there were little personal touches that made our trip a little extra special. Certainly recommend this lodge.

— Dawn

The hosts completely deserve their super host status! Their place is absolutely beautiful and immaculately clean. The check-in instructions were really easy to follow and came in plenty of time, the directions were very easy to follow too. There was a welcome gift when we arrived of wine and snacks which was extremely thoughtful and just what we needed after such a long journey. The chalet itself is stunning! Exactly like the photos and so well decorated - beautiful! Everything has been thought of with a great manual of how everything works and recommendations for restaurants and activities. Even Cornwall themed Monopoly! There is tea, coffee, sugar, salt, pepper and oil to get you started. The location is lovely with great views and Rock is a charming village with shops and places to eat. The ferry over to Padstow was fun and we were only half an hour away from Merlins Cave. We had a wonderful week - thank you!

— Claire

Spotlessly clean caravan, and very well equipped with everything we could want. Such a beautiful location - quick walk to the beach, and most nights we sat by the caravan watching the sun set over the fields.

— Kathy

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